Mothers file lawsuit over ‘subtle propaganda’

CHATHAM, N.J. — Two mothers are filing a lawsuit against a middle school in New Jersey after their seventh graders were shown pro-Islamic video curriculum, which The Christian Post called “subtle propaganda” in cartoon form.

The video, called “5 Pillars,” opens with a Muslim boy teaching his non-Muslim friend about the five pillars of Islam. A subtitle declares the Islamic creed, “There is no god except Allah and prophet Muhammad is his messenger.”

The cartoon ends with the Muslim boy cheering up a sad non-Muslim boy by inviting him to prayers at the mosque — something the teacher is not allowed to do in that setting, the Post reported.

Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer, the two mothers filing the lawsuit, first voiced their concerns to the local board of education, but the superintendent suggested that altering the curriculum was unlikely. In the days since the two mothers filed their objection, they have been criticized as “hateful,” “Islamophobes” and “racist,” among a host of other things.

Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, said, “Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination to take place and it’s up to vigilant parents to stop it. Libby and Nancy should have been praised, not pilloried.” (TAB)